Kitchen Ideas. Saturday , February 10th , 2018 - 21:43:23 PM
Outdoor kitchen ideas are growing in popularity as more people are learning how convenient and fun having an outdoor kitchen can be. Outdoor kitchens can be affordable and a good investment for your home. All you really need is a little bit of space and a little creativity to have the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.
You love cooking out of doors and do it as often as possible. Now you have decided that it is time to have your own outdoor kitchen. But where do you start? Just how do you find those great ideas?
Now that you've chosen your design, you need to choose your appliances! A grill or smoker is a necessity. You'll need to decide if you want a gas or charcoal grill, and what type fits best in your budget. Grills can range from very affordable to very expensive. Other kitchen ideas include sinks, refrigerators, extra burners and more. Some people opt to put in a refrigerator beneath their prep area. Adding extra gas burners can help you prepare a well-rounded meal. Whether or not you need burners depends on how much you anticipate using your outdoor kitchen.
You can begin by looking through magazines dedicated to homes, home decorating, architecture, and fine living. Start a scrap book by clipping photos you like, or just one aspect of a kitchen you find appealing. Don't be afraid to save pictures of even small design ideas, such as: cabinet hardware you like, backsplash accent ideas, or special cabinet detailing. It's these little items that can truly customize your kitchen and make it your own. It won't take long before you have a good idea of exactly what features you would like in your kitchen.
There are several options when planning your outdoor kitchen. The most common design styles include the basic island, a \"U\" shaped island and an \"L\" shaped island. What you put into your kitchen island is up to you. Some outdoor kitchen ideas for the basic island would be to include a grill, a sink and a little work space. This is adequate for occasional light cooking. A \"U\" shaped island may have room for a grill, a sink, some storage and some work space. Because of the compact shape, it would fit in a small yard and allow you to visit with guests while you are cooking. \"L\" shaped islands tend to be larger, giving you a lot more room for food preparation. A grill could be located on the short side of the \"L\" while the longer side may contain a sink, a refrigerator, storage and other accessories.
Many communities have a 'Parade of Homes' where the local builders demonstrate their skills in building homes. Walking through these show homes will give you a good feel of what different ideas and concepts look like in actual settings. You can also see many different styles of kitchens and ideas on display in home improvement centers and cabinet makers' showrooms. Pictures are great to find kitchen ideas, but experiencing real kitchens gives you a better feel for the actual finished concept.
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